Microsoft has launched a website that will share its Linux development work with companies interested in combining their Micro- soft systems with systems running on open source software.
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The new Port 25 website was launched at last week's LinuxWorld conference in the US. The site will offer information gleaned from Microsoft's 300-server Linux installation at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Microsoft primarily uses this installation to complete competitive analysis work between Microsoft products and Linux counterparts. But with many enterprise users opting for some open source-based products, Microsoft wants to demonstrate that its products are not designed to keep Linux out of the enterprise.
The website will be the avenue for customers to get advice about incorporating Linux into their systems.
The site will also carry Linux development blogs from Microsoft employees and video interviews.
Port 25 is the router port number that firms use to handle internet e-mail.